The Good Nanny

The Good Nanny

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
After losing his editing job, Stuart and his wife Andie find themselves envying, resentful, and distrustful of their perfect nanny, Miss Washington, a woman who is a talented painter, cooking whiz, and a natural with their children, feelings that set in motion a series of bizarre events that include both a suspected kidnapping and a lucrative book deal. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
A searing black comedy about nannies and parents, publishing and prejudice, and the not-so-gentle art of ambition.

The new nanny is perfect. A natural with children, a whiz in the kitchen, and a talented painter, the only thing Miss Washington can't seem to do is make a mistake. But when Stuart Cross loses his editing job and decides to write the great American novel, the nanny's excellence quickly becomes a sore spot.

Stuart, paralyzed by writer's block, envies her impending artistic success; his wife Andie doesn't trust her and wishes she could stay home with their daughters; and on top of that, even a mention of the nanny's old boyfriend, ex-con Toussaint, makes the local police uneasy. The heightening jealousy and resentment that the parents feel toward their surrogate sets into motion a chain of unexpected events and surprising reversals that will end, less than a week later, in a suspected kidnapping, a half-million-dollar book deal, and the unpleasant question of just who, exactly, the guilty party is.


Holtzbrinck

A searing black comedy about nannies and parents, publishing and prejudice, and the not-so-gentle art of ambition.

The new nanny is perfect. A natural with children, a whiz in the kitchen, and a talented painter, the only thing Miss Washington can't seem to do is make a mistake. But when Stuart Cross loses his editing job and decides to write the great American novel, the nanny's excellence quickly becomes a sore spot.

Stuart, paralyzed by writer's block, envies her impending artistic success; his wife Andie doesn't trust her and wishes she could stay home with their daughters; and on top of that, even a mention of the nanny's old boyfriend, ex-con Toussaint, makes the local police uneasy. The heightening jealousy and resentment that the parents feel toward their surrogate sets into motion a chain of unexpected events and surprising reversals that will end, less than a week later, in a suspected kidnapping, a half-million-dollar book deal, and the unpleasant question of just who, exactly, the guilty party is.



Blackwell North Amer
The Cross family's new nanny is perfect: a natural with the children, a whiz in the kitchen, and a talented painter. The only thing Miss Washington can't seem to do is make a mistake. But when Stuart Cross loses his editing job and decides to write the great American novel, the nanny's excellence quickly becomes a sore spot.
Stuart, paralyzed by writer's block, envies her imminent artistic success; his wife distrusts her and wishes she could stay home with their daughters; and on top of that, the nanny's old boyfriend, ex-con Toussaint, is making the local police uneasy. The heightening jealousy and resentment the parents feel toward their surrogate set into motion a chain of unexpected events and surprising reversals that will end, one frantic week later, in a suspected kidnapping, a half-million-dollar book deal, and the disturbing question of just who, exactly, the guilty party really is.

Baker
& Taylor

After losing his editing job, Stuart and his wife Andie find themselves envying, resentful, and distrustful of their perfect nanny, Miss Washington, a woman who is a talented painter, cooking whiz, and a natural with their children, feelings that set in motion a series of bizarre events that include both a suspected kidnapping and a lucrative book deal.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582341224
1582341222
Branch Call Number: F CHE
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm

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